Crazy Days of Summer Week 6: Patriotism

pa·tri·ot·ism:  love for or devotion to one's country

This is the Merriam-Webster definition for patriotism.  I imagine it's quite accurate, though I think things like "LOL" and "ROFL" are also now listed in the dictionary and that puzzles me.  I had ideas of photographing objects like flags, colors (red, white, and blue), and fireworks.  All things that generally represent what appears to us as patriotism.

For us, every year we represent our patriotism by attending our county fair. It is love for and devotion to our country... sort of! The Catfish Festival is an annual event that culminates on July 4th with tons of fun stuff = catfish plates that include fries and hush puppies, rides, fireworks, etc.  As I wandered around the midway, smelling the good smells (and resisting that ever present urge to eat like 5 funnel cakes!), watching the kids playing, running, laughing...  I remembered why we celebrate that patriotism.  Why we love our country.  

Freedom !!!!

Make sure to stop by Alicia and Kristi's blogs to see how others are representing their patriotism this week!

P.S.  If all has gone well then I should be chillin' at the hospital right now holding my brand new baby girl!   Hopefully I can pop in with a few photos soon!


  1. Really great captures - makes me want to be at the October. Love the second shot.

  2. Great shots! I love the perspective of the second one and kinda wish I was at the fair right now. lol
    Thanks so much for joining Alicia and I for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with on Friday when we move on to our new theme, critters. Eek! Have a great day! :)

  3. Girl. I love these. You just keep getting better and better! And did you post this the second you had your baby? You amaze me! In so many ways. (I do hope you scheduled this out though.) What a great representation of our freedom. And congrats on delivering a beauty!